It’s a simple one - get a hobby.
Here are some hobby ideas for you. They are fun, and will test you, no doubt. But if you want to improve your self-esteem there are plenty of things out there to explore. Take a look, see what you think, and by all means let me know if you have any more ideas.
Exercise can be a hobby, just as much as it’s a lifestyle choice. There are so many benefits to getting out there and doing a workout or going for a run - so it’s a great starting point. Now, the key to success is sticking with it, and if you do, you will find your self-esteem soars. On day one, you may not even be able to do a single push-up. But by day twenty, you might be racking up fifty in a single session. It’s instant, trackable progress - the perfect remedy for self-esteem issues.
Learning a musical instrument is like exercise, but for the brain rather than the body. Again, it’s a tricky thing to start, and you will struggle. But if you practice for half an hour every day and keep at it, you will feel yourself improving. Take your time to choose the right instrument - you don’t have to buy something straight away and stick to it if you don’t get on. Try a piano hire first, and if it doesn’t work out, look into the violin or guitar instead. Once you find something, it will click - and your self-esteem will begin to grow again.
Start acting classes
Acting classes are a great way of putting yourself out there and dealing with self-esteem issues. And, in fact, they will increase your confidence levels significantly. Yes, it will be embarrassing at first, but that’s the whole point. It’s about letting yourself go, and having the ability to draw attention to yourself. It’s going to be hard for you at first, of that there is no doubt. But if you really want to change your mindset completely, then acting is a great route to take.
Dancing has a similar effect to acting, in that you are putting yourself out there. If your self-esteem is causing you shyness, then the energy of dancing might be a better option than the stark intimacy of acting. It’s also great exercise, so the perfect mix of physical and mental stimulation. Why not give it a go?
by IC Contributors